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  1. Admiral_Downes

    0.9.5, More details on UU changes

    The main beef I have with the UU's. They are too expensive to be merely a "sidegrade".
  2. Admiral_Downes

    Super Bots skills

    I got out turned by a Richelieu today... in my Kiev!
  3. Admiral_Downes

    For those that still have the Moskva

    I reset the line, didn't cost me a thing to demount and I figure if I have to grind for Nevsky I might as well get as much out of the deal as possible.
  4. Really sucks they removed hydrophones from cruisers after the PTS beta though.
  5. In World of Warships; Hydrophones are passive listening devices that can give a general direction to subs, like radio location skill. Only DD's have hydrophones, the closer they are to an enemy sub, the more frequent the direction data is updated. Below a certain depth the sub can't be detected. Hydro-acoustic search is an active sonar that emits and receives sound, similar to the radar consumable. A few DD's, and nearly every tier 6 cruiser has hydro acoustic search. It is a consumable, it can detect any ships, subs or torpedoes within it's detection radius for the duration of the consumable. Torpedoes detected will remain spotted until they expire or hit an object. "At greater depths the sub is invisible, but can still be detected by other submarines and ships equipped with the Hydroacoustic Search consumable." https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/public-test/submarines-beta-playing/
  6. Admiral_Downes

    Kitakaze Torpedo Reload Booster

    I used to do that sometimes in my Mono(Iforgothowtospellit)han. It was useful in certain situations, though I haven't tried it since the consumable change and the matches are lasting longer. (I didn't have Torpedo Armament Expertise on the commander I ran on it.)
  7. That is Hydro-Acoustic search, which can detect at any depth in it's action radius. Hydrophone is a different icon/warning.
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    Bots policy for NA also?

    It is a change in the botting policy regarding the 2 step process for banning, NOT the introduction of a new policy against botting. Likely EU server has a higher number of BOT reporting, thus the announcement was made there. My advice would be to go to the EU forum where the news article is being discussed and ask for a clarification or announcement to be made on all the other servers. https://forum.worldofwarships.eu/topic/136248-mods-policy/?page=4
  9. Admiral_Downes

    Interesting Lineups

    12 Mik's, Omaha OP, plz nerf
  10. Admiral_Downes

    Things Darth WG would say :)

    "Right now, I feel like I could take on the whole Red Team myself." "Soviet BB is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be... unnatural." " I've just made a deal that'll keep the CV out of here forever." To Petropavlovsk "Aren't you a little short for a cruiser?"
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    Battle of Midway

    Strike group from 1st Carrier Division surprise Enterprise under heavy clouds.
  12. Admiral_Downes

    Depth Charges Don't Damage Surfaced Submarines?

    Same reason a depth charge didn't have to strike the hull of a submarine to damage it. Water doesn't compress. Ships deploying depth charges either did so at speed or launched them via mortars, far enough away from the ship to minimize damaging themselves. There are some horrific stories of rescue attempts from sinking ships where depth charges hadn't been secured or disarmed properly. DISCLAIMER: I know this is a video game, not a sim, yadda yadda yadda....
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    Is this a chat ban

    It can't be that, I know several people who use it regularly, and they have never received a chat ban.